Pro-Abortion Texas Rep. Chet Edwards Potential Dark Horse Obama Pick
Fox News is reporting that it interviewed Congressman Edwards ans he was vetted by the Obama campaign. He further related that he is honored to be considered but will support the ticket no matter who the VP selection is. Edwards has the Net alive with speculation and Fox News was first to get an interview with him in his district.
Most of the other potential VPs are hiding out with news services following them al very closely. Yesturday, Senator Biden brought coffee and donuts to reporters who where camping out at his residence. Biden has done this in the past. In a recent Fox Poll, Hillary Clinton remains the best choice according to Democratic voters. Biden comes in Second.
Waiting for Obama: Veep Announcement Builds to Frenzied Standstill
As the suspense built, a new name — Texas Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards — entered into the buzz of short-listers who could become Obama’s running mate.
Dark Horse Candidate on list
As Barack Obama's selection of a running mate draws closer, the latest speculation revolves around a Texas congressman whose pro-abortion views mirror Obama's. Rep. Edwards has a long pro-abortion voting record in favor taxpayer funding of abortion and opposing a partial-birth abortion ban.
According to the National Right to Life Committee, Edwards scored just a 14 percent pro-life voting record during the most recent session of Congress.
In June 2007, Edwards voted to force taxpayers to fund the performance of abortions overseas and pro-abortion groups that lobby to overturn laws in other nations that limit abortions.
Edwards also voted in July 2007 to send millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, the pro-abortion lobbying group that is also the nation's largest abortion business.
In previous years, Edwards also compiled poor records from National Right to Life -- with a 45 percent voting record in 2005-2006, a 9 percent pro-life voting record from 2003-2004, a 37 percent pro-life record in the 2001-2002 session, a 20 percent record from 1999-2000, and a 20 percent pro-life record from 1997-1998.
Edwards joins Obama in opposing a ban on partial-birth abortions and voted against it repeatedly in years past.
He also voted against the bill that would have protected and provided justice to women and unborn children -- like Laci and Conner Peterson -- who are victims of violence.
Pelosi pushes Texas lawmaker as Obama running mate
"I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. He serves as a senior member on the House appropriations and budget committees and has guided funding measures for military veterans.
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